The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Isaiah 58:11 NIV
In the middle of a chapter which is all about cause and consequence, “if” leading to “then”, this verse stands out as a promise. A gracious promise, a ‘given’ without any requirement on our part.
And it is true — there are countless stories told about how, looking back, God’s providential guidance was working in someone’s life. They didn’t have any real and personal faith (it often comes later) and they don’t remember praying. Yet the signposts appeared for them.
There is much more guidance going on, than we ever give thanks for.
But it starts with the Lord. The whole premise of what is promised is that the Lord does the guiding and the refreshing. This is His hand in our lives, not fate or fortune, not chaos or chance. And as we recognise that He is both ‘for us’, and ‘there for us’, we pause our busy lives and turn to Him. And find Him.
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SUGGESTED PRAYER: Father God, I hear Your promise that you will always guide, refresh and strengthen.
ou know the area where I need Your guidance right now.
Help me to hear what You are saying and see what You are showing and lead me in Your Word to confirm.
Through Christ Jesus I pray, Amen.